About this project
my name is Brett Bean and I love books, comics in particular. I've been in the animation/ entertainment industry for 10 years and I’ve been helping create worlds, characters, and ideas but it's always been for someone else. Never my own creation. I am truly eager to get MY ideas and MY visions directly from my brain and hands to your Brain and eyes. With the help of you and kickstarter, that time is now. Thank you for your time and I hope you believe in this as much as I do. If you’d like to know more about this project and my other work, please join me at:
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Here's a tutorial video on how I am creating the art for Spaced out!
Over the last 10 years I’ve been working as an artist on a host of different properties in video games, TV, film, and books. I’ve story boarded, character designed, and art directed for properties like Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, Slugterra, and Gamma Worlds. I've worked for such companies as Disney TV, Sony SCEA, Disney Interactive, Wizards of the Coast, and Nerd Corps. and In between all of my “regular work” I’ve been crafting and working on this story to collect in a book.
My book is called Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis and I’d love to bring it to life.This hard cover book will be at least a 100 page story standing at 8 ½” x 12”.The entire drawing, writing, editing, inking, coloring, designing, well, basically all aspects of its creation is done by me.I am treating it like an animated show on paper.I color coded the text bubbles in hopes you will create character voices just like me and read the story out loud to yourself, your child, or your buddy.
In the video clip I go into more detail about what the story is all about, hopefully this gives you a taste of what’s to come without giving away any spoilers. I got rid of the words to hide any plot.
Here are some sample pages from the book:
I am asking to raise $15,000. That amount will cover all printing expenses, development costs, proofs, miscellaneous expenses such as software to build the book, a website, and the fees associated with Kickstarter.
So here is what you can get for helping fund:
Spaced Out -The story of Fil & Mantis
Risks and challenges
Potential obstacles, there will always be unforeseen delays, issues, and problems in any endeavor. From artwork taking longer than expected, packages being lost in the mail, or even the printer messing up a batch of books. It happens. Although I have never made a book of this magnitude and scope here on Kickstarter, I have self published 5 other art books as an artist. have worked on this project in all overtime hours and am fully determined that this book will see the light of day and be made and brought to you and the public. As an artist, entrepreneur, and a fan of storytelling and this medium, this will be finished and completed.
I am more than half way through the entire project so I know what it is, where it's going, and what the end product will be. With the help and support, I can fully concentrate on this and this alone to make the best possible product that's directly from me, to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I thought for a very long time over this one. The kickstarter funding is primarily about the printed book and my love of them. I decided to keep it to just the physical book for now. Of course if more than enough people comment about it....
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